Icehouse – Broadway

This three-story brick icehouse is rectangular in plan with a flat roof. The brick bearing walls recede at each floor level, expressive of reduced loads. Heavy brick buttressing reinforces exterior walls. Records are unclear, but it appears that this building was erected c. 1926 for the Shaw Brothers Creamery Co., manufacturers of ice, ice cream and butter. The firm was bought out by the Southwest Dairy Products Co. c. 1929. Since the mid 1960s the icehouse and surrounding plant have been owned by Foremost Dairies. The icehouse, one of two similar structures in the survey area (see 2400 Cedar Street), is an excellent example of functional industrial architecture. Its bulk and location adjacent to railroad tracks are evocative of Fort Worth’s early 20th-century prowess as a regional manufacturing and distributing center. This resource has been demolished.

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